Breakfast Briefing – The latest hospitality news

Quote of the Week

“We’re Britain’s leading energy supplier”
Commentator on Twitter following the British Gas 12.5% price increase



Tweet of the Week

Next Trump Spokesman?

Alastair Campbell‏ tweets:
“With every day that passes @piersmorgan appointment as @potus comms director comes closer. #lastmanstanding” View the full tweet here

Event of the week

AlixPartners Foodservice Growth Report Launch in partnership with EP

Save the Date  – 7th November 2017. The report highlights the fastest growing (by profits) independent foodservice companies in the UK.

It has become a recognised date in the calendar and serves to show the strength of the market, competitiveness, depth and breadth.

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Hotel of the week

There’s a hotel in Kent that allows you to sleep alongside Siberian tigers

There’s just a sheet of glass between you and a pack of roaring big cats at Port Lympne’s new tiger reserve. The lodge is the latest quirky stay at the reserve, which also boasts a Rhino Lodge – a quaint cottage allowing guests the chance to come face-to-face with Eastern black rhinos. Find out more here

Video of the week


Aggers winds up Our Geoff over his famous 100th hundred at Headingley being wiped off the record books

Test Match Special tweeted a two minute summary – the full wind up lasted 10 minutes.
View the video here

News of the week

New York City Hotel industry launches terror-themed attack ad against Airbnb
Airbnb says it’s an “outrageous scare tactic”

The New York City hotel industry is ramping up its efforts to quash Airbnb’s presence in the city by running an advertisement that suggests the home-sharing site increases the terror threat. Read more

Story of the week

UK’s highest-achieving female chef
She became the first woman in the UK to hold three Michelin stars during her time as chef patron at Restaurant Gordon Ramsay. Now, she’s out to prove she can have the same success with her own name above the door.

“We should never allow that to stand in our way. In a kitchen, there is no difference between the sexes,” she told HuffPost UK. Read the full story here


eHotelier Hospitality News

HotelAsia in high gear for the unveiling of new and innovative food service equipment and solutions. The hospitality industry in Asia Pacific is projected to see capital investment in Australia and many countries and regions in Asia such as Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Read more

AccorHotels to consolidate three luxury brands under onefinestay. AccorHotels announced the merger of Travel Keys, Squarebreak and onefinestay with the intention to integrate the three companies under the onefinestay brand by the end of the year.
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Vertical Booking increases portfolio to over 5,000 hotels. Vertical Booking, a recognized leader in global reservation technology, has announced rapid growth in 2017, with the addition of over 588 hotels in the first six months of the year, bringing the total to more than 5,000 hotels in 106 countries. Read more

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